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The Wooden Overcoats

Episode 3 of 8

Two coffins lead to a burst of manic superstition. Adapted from TV with Wilfrid Brambell and Harry H Corbett. From June 1967.

Trouble ensues when Harold brings home coffins on the cart, sparking a burst of manic superstition from Albert.

Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert and Harry H Corbett as Harold.

Following the conclusion of their hugely successful association with Tony Hancock, writers Ray Galton and Alan Simpson wrote 10 pilots for the BBC TV's Comedy Playhouse in 1962. The Offer was set in a house with a yard full of junk, featuring the lives of rag and bone men Albert Steptoe and his son Harold and it was the spark for a run of 8 series for TV.

Adapted for radio from Galton and Simpson's TV script by Gale Pedrick.
Produced by Bobby Jaye
First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in June 1967.

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30 minutes